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Super Joystiq Podcast 074: The PlayStation 4 launch


This week's Super Joystiq Podcast invites you to take a ride on the listening-mobile!

It happened, the PlayStation 4 has introduced the next generation of console gaming, and we have a lot to say about it. Ludwig, Xav, and Richard have spent some time with Sony's shiny new gaming box, and proceed to dig deep on everything from the games and services to the hardware and user interface.

And if this lengthy discussion and the full PS4 review don't satiate your quest for next-gen knowledge, be sure to check out Alexander's ongoing series of PS4 Vines! Soak it in, and prepare yourself for another round next week with a deep dive on the Xbox One.

In honor of the launch of the PS4, Amazon has provided us with a handful of PSN codes for Sony's outgoing system. Jump past the break for details on how to nab yourself a copy of Battlefield 4, The Last of Us, or FIFA 14.

Listen to the Super Joystiq Podcast: Podcast timestamps and relevant links are available after the break.

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Show Breakdown
Hosts: Ludwig (@LudwigK), Xav (@Xav), Richard (@TheRichardM)
  • 00:00:00 // Intro
  • 00:01:58 // PS4 impressions and review process
  • 00:09:42 // PS4 features (Streaming, Remote Play, game audio out of controller)
  • 00:35:16 // Games (Resogun, Killzone, Battlefield 4)
  • 00:50:19 // Social features and online services
  • 00:57:05 // Knack
  • 01:04:36 // Trophies, user interface, hard drive use, updates
  • 01:25:07 // Final launch-day system thoughts
  • 01:29:53 // Joyswaaaaaag
  • 01:32:45 // Closer
Theme Music: Satsuma Audio and Whitaker Blackall – "A Basstastic Undertaking"

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Joyswag: 2 copies of Battlefield 4 + Season Pass (PS3 digital), 2 copies of The Last of Us + Season Pass (PS3 digital), and 2 copies of FIFA 14 (PS3 digital) courtesy of Amazon
To enter this week's giveaway:
  • Listen to and subscribe to the podcast. Send an email to podcast at joystiq dot com. Be sure to include the secret password (revealed during the podcast) in the subject line. Spelling counts! Comments posted here do not qualify.
  • Only one entry per person, per password. Emails containing multiple passwords do not qualify. Must be over 18 years of age and a resident of the United States.
  • Entries must be received on or before Friday, November 23, 2013.
  • At that time, we'll randomly select two (2) winners to receive PSN codes for Battlefield 4 + Season Pass for PS3, two (2) winners to receive PSN codes for The Last of Us + Season Pass for PS3, and two (2) winners to receive a PSN code for FIFA 14 for PS3.
  • For a list of complete rules for JoySwag, click here.

What is Joyswag? Since we don't keep the games and merchandise we receive for review or promotional purposes, it becomes "Joyswag," which is passed along to our readers. Please note that Joyswag may be in "used" condition.

For more info on our policy, click here.

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